Marty’s photo of the day #4111: For the last month or so, I’ve been exclusively posting photos I took in the United States. It’s time to return to posting photos I took all over the world. I shot this white-lipped tree frog in Queensland, Australia, twenty years ago. At the time, digital photography was in […]
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Marty’s photo of the day #4016: This is an amethystine python that I photographed on a night hike through the rainforest of northern Queensland, Australia. He was about 7 feet-long, but somewhere in this forest was Mom, at 23 feet-long. If only I could find her.
Marty’s photo of the day #3980: I took this photo while looking for Children’s pythons in the outback of Queensland, Australia. The pythons were better at hiding than I was at searching, but the colorful caves helped to brighten an unsuccessful search.
Marty’s photo of the day #3928: When Deb and I traveled to Queensland, Australia, we happened to visit areas uninhabited by large kangaroos. All we saw were three relocated eastern gray kangaroos that hung around the first place we stayed. So this photo was pretty much our big kangaroo moment. Later, we saw wallabies and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3907: Here’s a little cuteness for your Sunday: Bonnie, a rescued baby silver wallaroo. Her mother was hit by a car, but Bonnie survived in her mother’s pouch. Many months later Bonnie was released back into the wild. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #3888: Mountains line the Queensland, Australia coast. This photo is from a day where I made it my goal to hike up every mountain stream within ten miles of me.
Marty’s photo of the day #3708: Annie, a black flying fox, gives my sunglasses a good licking. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #3698: I took this photo while standing next to the engineer. We were heading into Australia’s outback on a narrow-gauge train called the Savannahlander. In the United States, train tracks are 4 feet, 8.5 inches wide, but this train traveled on tracks that were just 3 feet, 6 inches wide.
Marty’s photo of the day #3664: This is Frog, a rescued frogmouth bird. Frog can no longer fly, but he makes up for his inability to fly with lots of personality. (Photographed in Australia)
Marty’s photo of the day #3600: Deb and I were just talking about returning to Australia. This time for a month. Bonnie, the silver wallaroo, is now full-grown and has been returned to the wild—so holding her will be out of the question—but if we go, I’m sure we’ll find something equally cute to hold.
Marty’s photo of the day #3594: While in Australia, I took a day to do some solo hiking. My goal was to hike up every river and stream within a ten-mile section of northern Queensland coast. Eventually, I’d reach a place like this, where it was too much work to continue upstream. So I’d hang […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3567: My wife, Deb, and Bonnie—a baby silver wallaroo. (Photographed in the Queensland, Australia outback)
Marty’s photo of the day #3563: This is a white-lipped tree frog, photographed in Queensland, Australia. Photographic note: I took this photo with my first digital camera—a Sony Mavica that recorded directly onto a mini cd. Digital cameras have come a long way since then, but I have yet to find a camera that does […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3548: This excerpt from the Australia chapter in my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explains the shot: Earlier in this chapter, I promised to introduce you to a bizarre creature that would eliminate all reasonable doubts of evolution. I found such a creature—in fact, oodles […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3528: The following excerpt from my newly published sixth book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer, takes place in Australia: I had decided to hike up every river within a ten-mile stretch of Queensland coast. Since all the rivers dropped down from the mountains, I […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3495: Today we go to Queensland, Australia for the punk rocker of the rainforest: the Boyd’s forest dragon.
Marty’s photo of the day #3477: “Please tell me that 2020 is over and the Donald Trump will soon be gone.” (Agile wallaby, photographed in Australia)